Man faces charges for taking teen daughter on crime spree.

November 2, 2022

Daniel Marcinak, at right, with his attorney Ryan Good.

Man faces charges for taking teen daughter on crime spree.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 34-year-old Rothbury man currently incarcerated in the Parnall Correctional Facility in Jackson County was transported by Michigan Department of Corrections officers to appear in Oceana County’s 79th District Court Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Daniel Laurence Marcinak, whose address is listed as 1100 Harris Rd. in his court file, faces felony charges including kidnapping — custodial interference, breaking and entering a building with intent and unlawful driving away of an automobile/car theft.  

Marcinak is accused of taking his teenage daughter on a crime spree last summer that involved stealing a car from the Winston Speedway, according to Lt. Shane Hasty of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. 

Marcinak, who appeared with his attorney Ryan Good, waived his preliminary exam and entered a not guilty plea in all three of his pending criminal cases in Oceana County. His cases were bound over to 51st Circuit Court for a pretrial.

He is being prosecuted as a four-time habitual offender, said Judge John Middlebrook, which elevates his maximum term to life in prison.

Marcinak convinced his daughter, who was approximately 16 years old, into running away from her foster parents’ home to be with him, said Lt. Hasty. “They stole a car from Winston Speedway. They then did several breaking and enterings into residences between here and Osceola County. Osceola attempted to stop the vehicle, and there was a chase which resulted in a crash. He was arrested in Osceola for many violations and was in their jail. The daughter was returned to the foster parents.”

According to the Offender Tracking Information System, Marcinak is incarcerated in prison on felony convictions of fourth-degree fleeing police and receiving and concealing a stolen vehicle stemming from the Osceola case. He was sentenced, Aug. 19, to two years and two months to five years for receiving and concealing a stolen vehicle and one year and three months to two years for fleeing police.

He was sentenced in 2007 to seven to 25 years for armed robbery and two years for felony firearm in Oceana County. In Muskegon County, he was sentenced in 2007 to 11-20 years for armed robbery and two years in prison for felony firearm.

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